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democrats sustaining a cloture vote. so if it is going to be interesting to see how harry reid handles and. he has got a terrible job. the job of the majority leader in the senate has enough responsibility but not enough authority to match it, and he already faces a contentious senate, and it will be interesting to see how he handles it. greta: one of the things i just missed, or maybe i am a full, but suppose this bill does not get passed. let's say the president flat out loses on this. why can they not go home for one week and then start it back up again? why do we have this fixation that it has to be this one by a certain time? >> yes, it is because the president made it that way. the president said he wanted a bill out of the house and senate at the end of july. i thought it was a mistake on the administration's part, on the president's part, to set that deadline, because this complex bill, i mean, this bill is huge. this is a big piece of legislation, and members have to take a large amount of time to digest it, and by setting the deadline, he already set himself up for defeat. but yo
leader harry reid says he want a bipartisan deal, if possible and other top democrats continue to say if the gospel doesn't agree to reform the way the president wants it, democrats will -- and harry reid said himself, go it alone. caroline shivley, live in washington. >> eric: so let's start with this, how significant do you think the remarks are by the senator this morning? >> reporter: i think it is significant, eric because it comes from enzi and if it was one of the other 39 republicans in the senate it would be a blow but not that big of a deal but he's one of the guys at the table. listening to him describing democrats' efforts in the g.o.p. internet address this weekend. >> both the president and the democratic controlled congress will reject the go it alone path they are currently on. if they do, we'll have a chance to truly work on a real bill, that will address those critical issues. >> reporter: did you hear enzi call it a go it alone path and democrats disagreed that that is their goal and he's one of the republicans trying to negotiate the bipartisan deal. and the gang o
speaker nancy pelosi and majority leader harry reid said yes. rush limbaugh does not like it. you will hear when you're an years what rush limbaugh thinks about these un-american comments. -- you will here with your own years -- hear with your own ears. this is a bombshell. olivia newton-john's ex- boyfriend thought to be dead for years. first, protestors were called angry mobs, and now "and american." in a "usa today" op-ed, it is written -- and now "un-american ." >> to disrupt public meetings and members of congress from conducting a civil dialogue. these interruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views of the facts themselves, drowning out opposing views. simply an american. so -- simply un-american. so are they? >> we are not going to do anything. >> why do you not go home? >> how dare you. how dare you think that i am part of a conspiracy. how dare you! >> something that was brought up in the early 1930's in germany. >> i hope in a civilized manner without yelling -- >> to eliminate discrimination. [yelling] >> the constitution -- greta: a
surprise crowds a whole lot bigger than we expected. here in nevada, harry reid is in trouble. in fact, is he in so much trouble that he has got a guy following us around, videotaping our rallies. i assume they will be reviewing them later. so harry has heard what we are doing out here. he is -- there are signs all over the place that say anybody but b-u-t-t harry. gretchen: there was this new poll came out today. 80% of the people polled believed that as americans they know more about the health care reform situation and the bill and some the facets than -- could. would you be surprised that that many people would feel that way? >> i really, really, really wouldn't be surprised. i know that one of the speakers that is actually with us through nevada, she pulled out the health care bill. and it's -- these two giant binders probably about 3 or 4 inches thick each and that has to be one of the most powerful things. and, you know, she goes through the whole -- she actually read it and talks kind of through it a little bit. and i really wouldn't be surprised if they -- they don't know anyt
and staffers waiting to pay their final respects to ted kennedy. we're now hearing that harry reid is willing to do a partisan bill on health care. if he cannot bridge the gap. would such a bill have any support from the american people? with us now is professor of advanced political studies at george washington, bob bechel and cal thomas, big title on that. you sound important when they say that to you. >> he used to call me the professor thing. its part-time job. >> trace: i saw on the teleprompter that is a long together for bob. i got to start with you first. harry reid he may very well cram this thing through. you look at the polls and harry reid pushing this thing through. would he be thumbing their noses at the american people? >> first of all, you have to keep in mind, he would have to do under reconciliation that would get only a part of the current outline of health care reform bill through, not the whole thing. i don't think it's going to happen. one of the things about missing ted kennedy, there is a deal yesterday yet to be brokered. you heard the conversation with scott rasmusse
: faces of evil? that's what senate majority leader harry reid is calling town hall protesters exercising their right to free speech. can you imagine if trent lott secretary of defense that when he had the job? can republicans get away with saying anything like that. we report. you decide. steve: peta's brand new billboard calls overweight women whales. does it get the point across or does it cross the line? a fair and balanced debate straight ahead. when this shoe store added aflac to its employee benefits package no direct cost the company... it was a perfect fit. find out more at aflac!... i hate my phone. what do i do? ( shouting ) this is crazy. you. let's run a free upgrade check. see if you're due for a new smartphone. don't i need to go to my carrier's store for that? no, you don't have to. we sell phones and plans on all the major networks. ok. well, is time travel possible? yes, i am from the future. announcer: phones, plans, and advice from thousands of people eager to help. into an incredibly strong, healthy cat.he has blossomed... his coat is incredibly s
from the senate democratic leader harry reid and vicki kennedy. there is a chance this could pass by late september, and one of the names being mentioned as a temporary senator is the former governor and presidential candidate, michael dukakis. >> that would be the interim senator, if indeed this law were passed. how about speculation to who might run in the election five, six months from now? >> reporter: vicki kennedy has taken herself out, but joe kennedy, bobby's eldest son, a former congressman is still looking at the race. he has some money left over in his campaign chest. and there's a host of other members of congress and other sta statewide officials. there's a lot of pent up ambition in massachusetts. there hasn't been an open senate seat since john kerry first ran in 1984, 25 years ago. >> all right, george stephanopoulos reporting, thanks. >>> even though he was away from the senate for much of the last year, until just days ago, the senator was actively involved in the health care reform debate, on the phone with colleagues. some of his allies in congress harbor hopes
are saying, stop. >> gregg: scott, in the beginning people like harry reid and nancy pelosi and surrogates of the president, were saying all these protestors and townhalls are not genuine, it's a setup. they are evil and unamerican. you have a pole of what americans think of these protestors? >> 49% believe they represent the views of their neighbors. 37% don't. by the way, not surprisingly is partisan view and harry reid were one of views the democrats felt and republicans had a different perspective of the situation. again, it's important to remember this is more than just about health care. it's part of the frustration. there is also a gap, 49% of people representing opinions of their neighbors. so people are squeamish about the behavior itself. >> julie: we used one of your polls and posed the question to the twitter followers who do you fear more. i found that one person wrote, i trusted government more, you can vote them out every four years but you cannot do the same with insurance ceos. and insurance companies, definitely and if we had more competition to private insurance companie
, they are getting an earful. they do not work for harry reid. they do not work for nancy pelosi. they do not work for barack obama. they work for the taxpayers, and the taxpayers are infuriated because they have enough -- they know enough to know that more americans are out of jobs, and, greta, at some point, if you are really strapped for cash, the first thing you do is you stop spending what you do not have. greta: well, what people have to realize, too, if we end up having to print more money, we will end up with inflation, and some people think as long as they are working, their wages will go up with the inflationary prices, but now that we are part of the global economy, the rest of the world is not going to want to buy our products at these higher prices, so it is a much more serious problem now with inflation than it was years ago. >> it is a serious problem. the chinese are talking about a new monetary standard and not the u.s. dollar. these are unprecedented types of conversations taking place because people simply do not have confidence. geithner went to asia, trying to tell them that e
jersey governor of new york is in trouble. believe it or not harry reid is in trouble. democrats they don't see the country is not buying into that especially because the numbers on the employment side. stimulus isn't working people -- >> plain old fashioned we worry about taxes and you listen to barack obama's speech at the convention he laid out a very conventional democratic bent kind of agenda. didn't look like a new democrat. >> we have to take a break. talk about professor gates issue when we come back. much much more of the great, great, great american panel straight ahead. >> you feel that -- >> i am going to get females from this audience -- >> from me. >> i think any of us would agree acting the same way as professor gates. we have shown him that we live in this house. >> he didn't show him. >> he showed him his driver's license. he showed he lived in the house and then brought him out and arrested him. >> he walked out onto the porch and arrested him. >> he started calling him a racist and attacked him and he was disturbing the peace. >> everybody over reacted in this situation
? glenn: this guy is a liberal, apparently. >> non-py pelosi, harry -- nancy pelosi, harry reid, and the rest of the people in the congress and the senate, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they're asking us to be on? >> in ten years, it will create a $10 billion surplus. >> ha ha ha ha ha! >> in your face! >> there has never been a government program that had a surplus! >> something to say to your constituents, sir? >> stop spending our money! no cap and trade! no to cap and trade! glenn: this is amazing. in my lifetime, i have never seen anything like this. i know the left has dismissed a lot of these people because they don't understand actual grassroots. it's all community organized for them, but a lot of these people are people that have just never done this kind of stuff before in their life. bringing back now senior judicial analyst, and author of "dread scott's revenge" judge andrew napolitano. huh a wild experience this weekend, but i have talked to people, listeners, who told me they went to some of these town hall meetings and some of these people ar
the republican party on with him. >> i'm just wondering, we heard from harry reid and a part of his quote, he says they're talking their cues from talk show hosts. it's not often you try to blow yourself up, but that's what they're obviously doing. it's a party being run by a talk show host. i think there are a lot of people saying you know, rush limbaugh is the one in charge still. >> i think the point that democrats are trying to do is what this is about is that they can't defend their health care plan on the merits. >> mike, philip, how can they defend it if they're not even being allowed a chance to explain it? you have people showing up, not aloeing them to even talk. >> listen, the president of the united states has had how many prime time news conferences -- >> we're not talking about the president. we're talking about these town halls. >> they've had months to make their case -- >> it's not about responsibility. >> if you look at polling numbers, they show mounting opposition to health care policies. >> i can't imagine, any poll that suggests that people lacking discussion where one s
-fund the program. senate majority leader harry reid says he has enough votes to extend the program, giving people $4,500 for trading in gas guzzling cars for more fuel- efficient vehicles. we will bring you more information when we get it. and when will it stop? tonight, is general electric. they must think we are all big fools -- it is general electric. the sec just slapped g.e. with a fine of $50 million. why? the sec says g.e. misled investors by providing false financial results. a'misled"? are you kidding? nobody in g.e. is getting charged criminally for lying. this is just a civil penalty. but dazzy pace's $50 million fine for lying? the people at the top who did the lying -- but it gets to pay the $50 million? the little guy pays -- but guess who pays the $50 million? this one in rages me. --รง enrages me. the liars and cheats do not pay it. >> the reason every shareholder should be enraged is that the people who were defrauded here were the investors, the pepee who cheated. greta: and they are paying for it. >> yes, the people who were cheated are the ones you have to pay for the cry. it
of the g.o.p., and also we heard from the senate majority leader, harry reid's spokesman saying "we will not make a decision to pursue reconciliation. this is the process of the vote, until we have exhausted efforts to produce a bipartisan bill. however, patience is not unlimited. we are determined to get something done this year by any legislative means necessary." so what about this? let's bring in our panel, steve hayes with the week hadly standard, and a.b. stoddard, associate writer of the hill and byron williams. >> eric can cantor is right. in the house, they have been going it alone since the beginning. remember the fight in the energy committee between the blue dog democrats? the reason they were having that fight is because they made the decision at the beginning that they weren't going to get any republican votes at all. they drafted the bill by themselves and have been pushing it by themselves. as far as the house is concerned, the democrats have always been going it alone. as far as the senate is concerned, they have been having negotiations with three, count 'em three
extraordinary. >greta: apparently this has gotten under the skin of some. harry reid said in an interview, he referred to some of these people as "evil monsters who are using lies, innuendo, rumor to drag out national the bakdebate" >> you have other opinions written by the leader of the house and the speaker of the house in which they said that these people were acting at american. you have the white house through organizing for america, this is the front group for obama, they sent an e-mail that said that these people were tools of the insurance industry. these are ordinary people, many of whom have never been involved politically before, who feel extraordinarily concerned about this gigantic monster of a bill that seems to be rammed down everyone's throat and they want to make their opinions known. there are many people who do something for the first time, the first time they participated in politics so they are rushed around the edges of -- rough around the edges. they're not exactly polished. as a result, members of congress should pay more attention. greta: it is almost like this bill h
where senate majority leader harry reid is speaking after his lunchtime meeting with president obama and other senate democrats. >> we have four of the five committees that have greeted their work. everyone recognizes that we are going to do, if there's any way humanly possible a bipartisan bill. we don't want to do a partisan bill. and we hope our republican colleagues acknowledge that. we'll continue to work with them as long as we have to. the american people want health care reform and we're going to do health care reform. in spite of the loud, shrill voices trying to interrupt town hall meetings and just throw a monkey wrench into everything, we're going to continue to be positive and work hard. there was a lot of experience in that room and we had someone who was leading us who we all admire so very, very much. the president didn't get one standing ovation, but several of them. he was really kind of reminded me of the days when i was an athlete and the coach was giving you a pep talk before the game. you came out of that pep talk that the coach gave you ready to take on the wor
'm a registered democrat! >> nancy pelosi, harry reid and all these people in congress in the senate, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they're asking us to be on? glenn: america, democrats and republicans, ask yourself, are these unreasonable questions to ask? well, let's see how they're responding now. here is nancy pelosi and barbara boxer. >> i saw some of the clips of people storming these town hall meetings. the last time i saw well dressed people doing this was when al gore asked me to go down to florida when they were recounting the ballots and i was concerned it was the same type of people. >> you be the judge. they are thugs at the town hall meetings. >> i have never seen well-dressed people do these things unless they were with the al gore thing. are they stealing healthcare now? nancy pelosi, i know you can't produce any documents or minutes of where you were briefed by the c.i.a., but could you produce not new photos because i'm sure they will be yerve ry where now, but can you produce a photo any evidence of all of a nazi swastika being brought into on
spots. he left to become ambassador to south africa. senate majority leader harry reid is in the political fight of his life, not on chill, but back home in neff d.a. a recent mason-dixon poll shows reid behind both republican rivals in next year's re-election bid. he trails danny tarkanian and sue louden by five head to head matchups. his favorable rate something 37% with unfavorable at 50%. who knew that the $787 billion stimulus package would be so stimulating? "the new york post" reports hundreds of thousands of dollars are going to behavioral sex research at schools across the country. one of the grants awarded by the national institutes of health will fund research on the barriers to correct condom use at indiana university for $221,000. syracuse university will study hiccups among adolescents for $219,000 and the university of illinois in chicago will e evaluate drug use as as as a sex enhancer at a cost of $123,000 and a study by the university of maryland at baltimore will spend $182,000 at a look at how methamphatemine use enhances motivation for rat sexual be
and more important than that, a 60th democratic vote in the snoot. why harry reid, the democratic leader in the united states senate has been calling for this, i think patrick and the democratic leaders will be able to get it done. >> so that would be the reason that the republicans might stand down on opposition on the understanding this would not be a five-month jump-start on the special election for whoever got appointed? does that -- and does that mean, then, it's more likely -- less likely to be the prosecutor from the infamous nanny case, martha coakley and more somebody like governor dukakis? >> yes, absolutely. if it were to be the attorney general coakley who wants to run, interested in running if john kerry won the presidency in 2004. very ambitious. that would scotch the deal right there. it would have to be somebody like mike dukakis, talked about a lot. certain historic justice from a democratic state to have a former democratic standard bearer take that job and mike dukakis policy is up on the issues, would be perfect for the job. that's the kind of person that would have t
a call and let them know that, like harry reid, nancy pelosi, who are coming out saying we're g.o.p. hackers. it's insulting, if you think about it. it's absolutely insulting to all of these average janes and joes going out there and want their congressman's ear. greta: dana, thank you. of course, we're watching all of this. thank you. >> thanks, greta. greta: up next, steve moore says he has proof that the stimulus is not working. he's going to tell you. plus, any time you're a mistress slips in a side door with a baby people say is yours, there's probably bad news coming. just ask former senator john edwards. discover new seafood creations... inspired from around the country. from the northeast, try our new garlic-roasted maine lobster and crab bake. or from the south, try our new orleans wood-grilled shrimp jambalaya. for a limited time. at red lobster. having to go in the middle of traffic and just starting and stopping. having to go in the middle of a ballgame and then not being able to go once i got there. and going at night. i thought i had a going problem. my doctor said
it alone. if no deal, that is, is reached by mid-september. majority leader harry reid is reportedly ready to use a process known as reconciliation to get a democrats-only bill on the floor with just 51 votes. democratic senator sherrod brown is with us. wouldn't this be declaring war in the senate? >> i don't know exactly what it means, declaring war in the senate. i do know that senator baucus has tried for months to get bipartisan agreement on things like important parts of legislation like an option. and republicans for philosophicals are not able to make any kind of significant concessions so they can move forward. we want to do this bipartisanly, but more important than a bipartisan bill is a good bill. and to allow the drug companies and the insurance industries to write this bill the way they did the medicare law under the bush years is certainly not tenable for the great majority of democrats and for the country, frankly. >> well, senator mccain this weekend on cnn state of the union said that they've been shut out, particularly on the health committee, which i believe on which yo
the democrats lose that. democrats come up 0 for 3 this fall, there are your canaries in the coal mine. >> harry reid had a poll released yesterday by the las vegas review journal that had him at 38 points down 11 points to his opponent. that is significant. >> we will keep our eye on it. charlie and doug, thank you both for joining us. >> thank you. >> now it's time for my daily big thought. we usually do it later in the show but i bring it up early. three things that caught my attention this week and that ultimately wove together for me the first was a tremendous 60 minutes episode on sunday where they look back at their creator don hewlett. i thought it was powerful when he shared that the best tv, maybe the best in life is about four little words -- tell them a story. that so often he said he didn't book the guests, if you will, he didn't always book an issue and didn't want to talk policy. he wanted to talk about a story and threw incredible character and stories so much was shared and learned and told. the second one is paul krugman's op-ed today in "the new york times." the nobel prize wi
't have one. senate majority leader harry reid's annual clean energy summit in las vegas took place. natural gas getting a lot more attention out there. even al gore seemed to acknowledge the inconvenient truth that we're going to need to embrace a fuel that's just less dirty before we can get clean. my take, let's hope what happens in vegas doesn't stay in vegas for a change. there may even be the political support to get nat gas through congress, oh, wow, among other things the bill that's on the table would require an extension of the existing credits for natural gas as a transportation fuel. it would provide a tax credit for the purchase of a nat gas vehicle, require half the vehicle for federal government purchases over the next couple years to be natural gas fueled. legislation would be used for clean energy fuels, largest chain of natural gas filling stations in the country. not to mention all the natural gas companies. if this gets past they're all going to be good. the big question i have is when the political winds change for the future are the democrats finally willing to
, harry reid last night, late, apparently reached a zeal. he's got enough votes. they have enough democrats to do anything they want to. but apparently did he reach a deal because some -- he did reach a deal because some republicans were threatening to not make this go through. some speedbumps along the way and perhaps they would have to start their vacation late. nonetheless, $2 billion more for the federal government to buy cars to do that to. peter: do we think that's the end? will there be another $2 billion? gretchen: that's the $2 billion question. peter: is it going to continue if it's successful in the terms of the goal of 750,000 cars being purchased? will there be another billion, another $2 billion, anothe another $3 billion? gretchen: a lot of economists wonder whether or not this is a good program. is it taking demand from buying cars in the next one, two, three years? after you hand out money, du, people are going to buy cars. if you hand out $4,500 to somebody, they're going do it. will they go back and ask $2 billion more? this takes them through labor day. apparen
. >> i don't trust pelosi. i don't trust harry reid. i don't trust steny hoyer. i don't trust barney frank. i want to see an accounting of the -- i want to see an accounting of the -- the -- the federal reserve. >> yeah, the bank bailouts. talk to me if you could about your experience yesterday. why did you feel the need to be as aggressive as you were? >> i was told that i -- i was told by arlen specter's people that there was going to be an open forum, and i would have at least five minutes of my time. i was guaranteed that i would get a chance to talk. and i get there at the meeting, and i am sitting there, and 30 cards were handed out to people to write down questions and ask questions. 30 cards were handed out. and, i mean, i have never been at a meeting before. what was i doing there if i was not going to be ask any questions? i mean, it was useless to be there. so i got up to leave -- i got up to leave and some bruiser grabs me, tells me to sit down, and he had no right to tell me to sit down when i am trying to leave. i am trying to leave and all of a sudden i am swarmed by p
to drive the car. not sit in the back seat while nancy pelosi and harry reid drove the car. they want barack obama to get behind the wheel and drive the car. >> that's the damnedest thing. i asked why this happened. he had his plan. nancy said no. he deferred on that, cap and trade, health care. why is he deferring on all these huge issues that are, again, defining his presidency. >> joe, i think the reason is -- the reason i think, joe, it's his character. it's not a bad character. there's a certain diffidence, if you will. the other anti-thesis of lbj hands on, getting into this amendment, that amendment. i think he naturally defers. i'm the commander. let them carry these things out. i think, joe, what has happened, in middle america people say give this guy a shot. this may represent really change, this may be something different of the conclusion is c c congeeling these are the same old tax and spend democrats as before. >> he's done too much campaigning at 10,000 feet. he needs to kind of get down and do the sort of get dirty. >> here is the metaphor, life and politics and being
, and harry reid has it and under president obama's direction, will use it. in this reconciliation, it's a tool, legal, part of the senate rules, you lower the vote from 60 to 50. now, people are saying on, you can't get enough stuff in there. you can get 80% to 90% of a health care plan in there. the other 10%, 20%, you can legislate inkra mentally. that's easy to do. republican reconciliation will be the vehicle they will use to pass this plan. again, another contrast to 2003, the prescription drug plan, so seniors have affordable access to plans, the far right didn't like it, the left didn't like it, i was in the middle and we pulled the group together and passed it with 60 votes. it can be done if you say we're gb going to listen to everybody. once you say we're going to cram it through with 50 votes, you can only get 50 votes and there's the risk of a big backlash. >> the senator's going to be with us for the rest of the program. we have a lot to talk about, not only with health care but also how we're seeing this ripple through the system and the markets as well. he'll be with us
of this program is quote in harry's court refering to senator majority leader harry reid will he bring the house majority in extending it for the vote and will the f word rise speaking of filibuster. but here's another question they are facing as well. where will the money come from and senator chuck schumer says they could get the money from the energy loan fund and senator feinstein says democratic leaders agreed take it out of tarp but many say the program could be considered beyond this $2 billion and she was once opposed to the bill but now touts it as a good plan because consumers are turning in their clunkers and getting cars that get on average 61 miles better on average so looking at it this way it remains to be seen how the republicans will vote on this. megyn: where does it stop? how much money should we put into cash for clunkers? in the meantime you mentioned the f word. what are republicans saying about this program? because we heard it across the board. they said we're going to filibuster and not let it get a vote then others saying over our dead bodies. where do the republicans s
says people object when harry reid tries to bring up the bill adding more money to the program. it would allot 2 billion north dakota additional -- $2 billion in the subsidy program. mary ann is at a dealership in roswell, georgia. and is it true that they have run out of new cars? >> he said they have 150 new cars left which would qualify for the program. i'm standing in the lot until the clunker -- where the clunkers can be kept and they have to disable the engines. as part of the program they want the vehicles off the road. they are seeing quite a few suvs here at this dealership and as i said, they are running out of inventory. a lot of customers say they are here specifically because they want to get that rebate, they think it sounds like a good plan and we have one of the customers here with us, ed wallace. you came in with your wife and got two vehicles and really wanted to trade in our older vehicle, what happened? >> my avalon didn't qualify because it gets 21-miles to the gallon instead of the 18. we are here and it is classic, i call it a bait and switch, it is a co
harry reid says the vote for cash for clunkers could be pushed back to saturday. some are still against putting more money in the program. >>> a record $75 billion as it sells three-year notes and ten-year notes and 30-year bonds. i'm courtney reagan. >>> second hour of power lunch continues, i'm bill griffith, stocks sliding a bit. although one of our manufacturers reports did turn out well. >> sugar and soy beans are bit this year of the we'll give you hot commodity plays. >> i'm rebecca jarris, nfl and marines calling war on twitter. >>> one ronald insana, cnbc contributor, i used to hate first day of school, always called me by my formal name. >> i'm sure it was worst for me, my grandfather heard this, every first day of school the teacher would say, does that mean you're insane? don't you have writers. what do you make of the market. i'm told the declines we sewed were the biggest we've seen since july 7th. >> people get nervous about small declines, earlier in the week with respect to the portfolio i went 100% cash. this is more portfolio protection, i think it's still
right, rick. let's talk a little bit about cash for clunkers. harry reid after a lunch he had yesterday with the president of the united states who was trying to rally support for health care, harry reid came out and said, you know, we've got the votes, we've got 60 votes and we will probably add $2 billion more before the senators head out. a lot of people have been talking about whether or not this made good sense, gave up to $4,500 for these clunkers. now there is news -- i kind of mentioned this yesterday. caulking to one of my car -- talking to one of my car dealer friends. that four of the top five cars that people are buying are made by foreign automakers. gretchen: yeah. as i mentioned, friends are in the car business. look at this list. number one, ford focus, number two, toyota corp corolla, honda civic, toyota prius, toyota camry. so had this whole cash for clunkers -- sorry, i can't say it without laughing. has it benefited foreign automakers when the whole point many of these foreign manufactured cars are actually manufactured in the united states in many different states a
continued to clash with opposition groups in the streets. and senate majority leader harry reid says he now has the votes needed to pasch the cash for clunkers measure despite worries about the legislation, top republicans also say the incentive will likely be extended. >> back to the north korean story let's read what dowd wrote in "the new york times" this morning. let the big dog run. despite actually i've got -- all right. i was looking at another part of the op-ed we have numbered as "i." despite decades of bipartisan rhetoric about not negotiating with terrorists john bolton wrote it seems the obama administration has chosen not only to negotiate but to send a former president to do so. but, and this is erin's point, bill clinton will bring back valuable information about kim's mental and physical health and she says if we had that information about saddam we would have known he was trying to bluff his neighbors and no need for our shock and awe. >> why do they do it now, to the point maureen made about bill upstaging hillary? i mean, hillary is doing a major african tour, it's the fo
. senate majority leader harry reid says he has the votes to pass the bill. senate leaders plan to introduce an amendment to it. if any of them pass, the house would need to pass the amended bill. the problem there is that the house was already in recess, which is why the market has been going up every day. but senate and democratic aids say they don't expect it to pass. >> the wisdom of crowds. >> you've already shaken off your, like, love of washington from tuesday. >> yeah. it's a one night of sleep. but i did like standing up there with those guys. >> i was just going to say, that shirt and tie looks like a run for congress. >> cufflinks today? >> no. that's too hard. >> we know you're not that committed the. >> no. if i'm going to run, i don't want to deal with -- it depends on whether i keep them on all day. >> you would have to kiss a lot of babies. i don't know that moms will want to -- >> that is the problem. you do have to talk to people a lot. >> people you don't know and you have to be nice, leave a good impression, not -- >> also in washington today, the white house
by friday, the money now available runs dry. senate majority leader, harry reid, warned colleagues if they don't vote by friday, he may keep them in session until they do. that would mean they would miss at least part of their august vacation. ask your questions. joining us live, transportation secretary, ray lahood and chief business correspondent, ali velshi. mr. secretary, let's start with you. as you can imagine, we have a lot of questions for you today. this was a very popular program as soon as it began. doug johnson said, cash for clunkers is nice for people with old cars. how does this not just cost the rest of us billions to buy the new cars? >> well, look at. the program was truly designed to get gas-guzzling cars off the road and to get feel into more fuel efficient automobiles and to be a life line for the automobile industry. both of those goals have been accomplished. the lion's shares of the cars being bought, the average miles are 25 miles a gallon and the older one thars bei older ones that are being traded in are ones that get much better mileage. those goals have
measure which is require 51 votes to pass something in the senate. this is politically perilous. harry reid would have to lead that fight. the latest las vegas poll in the capers yesterday show him losing double digits to unknown prince. if he wants to lose next year, all he has to do is do something controversial like this muscling through the bill with 51 votes. brian: to the anger of many republicans. usually the ones who reach across the aisle first. here is what senator john mccain said first about the health care proposal as it stands. >> the president's numbers are falling about americans' confidence about his ability to address this issue and how he is addressing it now wouldn't it be a good idea with the republicans and democrats to sit down with the president. i think he would have to abandon the public option. brian: what about starting all over. remember he said i screwed up? would you think, aubrey that would be a catastrophic loss to start again? >> no. i i think that the time is now to have health care reform. i mean, this is not a new subject. it's been going on for yea
-doing nazis that harry reid and nancy pelosi disparagingly try to portray them as. they are very concerned about the long arm of government reaching in and making huge changes to a health care system that is the best in the world. jon: jehmu, rasmussen reports took a poll of the american people. here are the numbers they came up with. when asked which would be better, passage of the bill working its way through congress or no health care reform passed by congress this year, 35% like the bill that's kind of being formed. 54% said don't do it. i mean, doesn't that suggest that the political winds are aligned against the president and the administration on this one? >> well, i think it's funny because i have worked on a number of campaigns. to say what i'm about to say is probably not good. this poll is being controlled by the millions of dollars that the insurance companies have poured into their methods. they don't want any sort of reform. they don't want to be forced to have competition. they want a man in a suit to get in between a decision that me and my doctor are going to make. so yes,
. majority leader harry reid has announced a final vote on the nomination will have then thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. eastern. wednesday speakers included samet terse mel martinez, kit bond, john cornyn, al franken and a group of women senators. >> senator of minnesota is recognized. >> thank you, mr. president. thank you, mr. chairman for those remarks on behalf of judge sonia sotomayor for a very strong nominee. s chairman of the senate judiciary committee i want to thank you and senator sessions for the way you conducted the confirmation hearing, the dignity shown to the nominee in that hearing. i think that was very important to the process. we may not have agreed with the conclusions some of the colleagues reached but no one can argue it was conducted with great dignity. today i will be speaking in support of judge sotomayor's nomination but first i am going to be joined by several of my esteemed fellow women senators including senator shaheen of new hampshire who is here already. senator stabenow of michigan, senator jalabert and from new york and senator murray of washington state. w
now is harry reid from nevada and number one on the republican side is mitchell mcdonnell and his number two is robert bennett from utah. dick durbin from lynn's home state from illinois, it's actually unusual for a big state senator to actually have like a huge impact player in the senate because usually it's smaller and moderate size to get the power. >> sure. but does that variable play into a conversation about health care reform which is a 305 million person problem ultimately, particularly for both health care and the economics of providing that health care, does a model like this, is a model like this ill-suited to deal with a problem like health care, i guess? >> yes, this is when -- >> lynn, go ahead, first. >> when you have an each panel, it's hard to make a decision to get something done. i think it's asking for consensus troo early in the process by the small number of people when you have all of these issues swirling around you. that's -- you know, this is the issue management problem for the obama white house right now. on the other hand, it sounds very reasonable, d
with the coop? >> to quote harry reid, call it whatever you want, it will be a single payer. max baucus said we will have a coop but it will do the same as a single payer to me, it's the same with the public option. it's obscuring what this really is. obviously we depend on what the details are. but a coop, a public option, single payer, nationalized health insurance, universal health care, socialized medicine, it's all the same and it confuses people. we don't want that. brian: no confusion there. i know where you stand. thanks for the insight. >> thank you. brian: 10 minutes before the top of the hour. eric: bud cans are hitting college campuses. is bud light sending the wreng message? brenda: the ways and means chairman founded anothe another $750,000 and forgot to report tax returns and eye few plots of land he has. that just happens. . eric: anheuser busch fan can. clad in the colors of 27 universities. parents and schools saying the marketing campaign is promoting more than beer. rather, it's encouraging bing drinking. joining us with more on the subject is dr. fields a member of the red
landing planes, even nancy pelosi, harry reid and barack obama will be elderly some day. >> pat buchanan, i wanted to ask you because sarah palin -- you've followed sarah palin's ark closely. again, something that sarah palin is not helping herself here, talking about these death panels, about how barack obama's plan could lead to the death of little trig. that's not helpful to her on the cause, is it? >> it's not only tough, it is impossible to defend. it's got nothing to do 0 with children. there have been good, frankly, good columns that end of life thing, these professional physician counselors. charles lane had one i think it was saturday in "the washington post" which i thought was excellent and there's no doubt that, look, they are going to cut back benefits, prescription drugs, things like that to some extent for the elderly because all the expenses come in the last six months of life and these are going to have to be cut back. that's what you're seeing that lady, a 74-year-old cancer patient, you're seeing all that concern. that's one of the driving forces, parents and about the
democrats talk about a go it alone approach, harry reid says he still prefers a bipartisan deal, but added, patience is not unlimited. >>> and there's the hanging question -- is the white house willing to pass reform without a public option? what would that look like? "american morning" jim acosta is in boston where people may already know the answer to that question. and they're imminently familiar -- >> that's right. >> with universal health care. morning, jim. >> that's correct, john. you're right. earlier this week, as you know, the white house took a lot of heat from democrats when it seemed to back away from the public option in the plans for health care reform. what does reform look like without a public option? according to health care experts, it looks a lot like romney care. >> reporter: if washington wants to reform health care with bipartisan support, consider what former republican presidential candidate mitt romney did as governor in democratic massachusetts. >> you don't have to have a public option. you don't have to have government get in the insurance business to make it
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